We know that Gloucestershire is special. What makes our Police and Crime Plan unique, is that it has mobilised entire communities to help themselves.
Through the Commissioner’s Fund, PCC Martin Surl is able to fund services that will directly help to achieve our core targets. Not everything has to be delivered by or through the police and involving the community has had a real impact here in Gloucestershire.
Established by PCC Martin Surl in 2012, the Commissioner’s Fund supports crime reduction and community safety initiatives in Gloucestershire. Martin allocates 1% of the overall policing budget to the Fund, to support county-based projects that deliver one or more of our priorities.
Since 2012 grants have been awarded to hundreds of community and voluntary organisations, including 470 local projects working to break the cycle of crime.
“Quite simply, I believe a solution to a problem, put forward by people who live with that problem every day, has more chance of success than one imposed on them from outside. That is why I am supporting 110 local organisations and 470 projects that are reducing crime and anti-social behaviour – because I want us all to have a stake in making Gloucestershire an even better place to live and work.” Gloucestershire PCC Martin Surl